World Music,

Black Umfolosi 5

Sunday 20th October 2013 - Starts 7pm


Enjoy a spectacular night with this world famous A Capella and dance group from Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s greatest ambassadors, performing music inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled. Black Umfolosi were formed in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who named themselves after the Umfolozi Omnyama River in South Africa – to where their ancestors can be traced. In 2013 the Black Umfolosi 5 continue to perform their spectacular songs and dances thrilled audiences worldwide.

Their performances are energy driven and utterly engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance. Their trademark harmonies mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping, are highlighted throughout their brilliantly choreographed shows with a full range of movement; from subtle to vibrant stomping and leaping! Their famous Gumboot Dances showcase the traditional styles and rituals of the South African mining regions and are a particular crowd pleaser.

“Their singing is a marvellous blend of rhythm, melody and harmony welded together with enormous complexity, but ending up with a sound that is acting simplicity” ~ fROOTS

You can see a video of the Black Umfolosi 5 performing HERE